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On behalf of the whole SwissMAP team, we would like to wish you very Happy Holidays and a successful start to 2021!
Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the greatest of aspirations. Happy New Year!



Ilya Losev receives the Edouard Gans 2020 Prize

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1We are glad to announce that our SwissMAP Master Class in Mathematical Physics student, Ilya Losev, received the Edouard Gans 2020 Prize for his thesis: “On maximal subgroups and other aspects of branch groups” under the supervision of our director Stanislav Smirnov.More »

“Quantum Chance” - Public Talk by our member Nicolas Gisin

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1Our member Nicolas Gisin (UNIGE) will be a speaker at the next SIT - Schaffhausen Institute of Technology yearly event which will take place online 16th December 2020.More »

SwissMAP Annual General Meeting 2021

Les Diablerets - Switzerland

img_news_1SwissMAP members please save the dates for our next Annual General Meeting which will take place in Les Diablerets from 12-15 September 2021. More information will be available nearer the date.More »

Sphere Packing and the Conformal Bootstrap: December 14-18, 2020

Lausanne - Switzerland

img_news_1Our member Maryna Viazovska is part of the organizing committee of the Simon Center for Geometry and Physics, “Sphere Packing and the Conformal Bootstrap” workshop.More »

The Mathscope monthly challenge


img_news_1The Mathscope philosophy is to manipulate first in order to understand better afterwards. It is with this in mind that Mathscope launches a new challenge on Instagram. Every month, an object and a challenge associated to it will be proposed on the Instagram account @mathscope_unige.More »

UNIGE Campus - Hugo Duminil-Copin

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1Appointed professor at age 29, Hugo Duminil-Copin is considered one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation. A profession for which he had never felt a passion before he plunged into it entirely.More »

The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded our member Juhan Aru (EPFL) an Eccellenza Grant

Lausanne - Switzerland

img_news_1The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded our member Juhan Aru (EPFL) an Eccellenza Grant. Our member Juhan Aru (EPFL), who holds the Chair of Random Geometry has received an Eccellenza Grant. His research lies mainly in probability theory, in the domain of random planar geometry. More »

Shaping our future – Sustainability in the ETH Zurich Department of Physics

Zurich - Switzerland

img_news_1Since spring 2020, the CO₂ working group headed by our member Niklas Beisert (ETH Zurich) has discussed and proposed suitable measures to the questions around how members of the Department of Physics could contribute to a reduction of CO₂ emissions and how successful research and teaching would be possible without advancing global warming?More »

Strings, Fields and Holograms international Conference

Ascona - Switzerland

img_news_1Our members Niklas Beisert (ETH Zurich), João Penedones (EPFL) Susanne Reffert (UniBe) and Julian Sonner (UNIGE) are organizing the “Strings, Fields and Holograms” international Conference, which will be taking place from 11-15th October 2021, Monte Verità Conference Center - Ascona, Switzerland.More »

Autumn 2020 Campus Junior Magazine “The Magic of Maths”’ (FR)

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1We invite you to read the Autumn 2020 Campus Junior Magazine “The Magic of Maths”’ (FR). Campus Junior is the scientific magazine of the University of Geneva for children from 8 to 12 years old and, at the occasion of Colloque Wright, our members Shaula Fiorelli, Élise Raphael, Hugo Duminil-Copin, Louis-Hadrien Robert, Yvan Velenik and Sandy Moody from Mathscope contributed to the special issue dedicated to mathematics.More »

Swiss Mathematical Society ICMP online article

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1You can read the ICMP online article on the Swiss Mathematical Society website.More »

James Maynard’s talk: “Approximating reals numbers by fractions”

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1If you did not get the chance to attend James Maynard’s (University of Oxford) Journée Georges de Rham talk: “Approximating reals numbers by fractions” the video of his talk is now also available through our YouTube channel.More »

Mathscope’s new video “Can sound be seen? From a physical problem to a numerical method”

Geneva - Switzerland

img_news_1Mathscope’s new video “Can sound be seen? From a physical problem to a numerical method” tells us a story generated by the fascination of mathematicians for a physical discovery. More »



Winter School in Mathematical Physics

10/01/2021 - 15/01/2021
Geneva - Switzerland

img_events_10The Winter School will be offered in a hybrid format this year. Please register on the school's website if you wish to attend onsite or online.More »

SwissMAP Site Visit

25/05/2021 - 26/05/2021
Geneva (TBD) - Switzerland

img_events_10The next internal SwissMAP Site visit will take place in May. as usual, this event will bring together the SNSF Review Panel members and SwissMAP Steering Committee and Project and Group Leaders. More »

Conference in honor of J.-P. Eckmann (UniGE)

07/06/2021 - 10/06/2021
Geneva - Switzerland

img_events_10The conference has been postponed to 2021, (previous date: 22-25 June 2020). This conference will bring together students and close collaborators of Jean-Pierre Eckmann on the occasion of his 50 years at the University of Geneva. More »

Gauge/Gravity Duality

26/07/2021 - 30/07/2021
Geneva - Switzerland

img_events_10 The conference has been postponed to July 26 - 30, 2021 to be held again at CERN. Gauge/Gravity Duality has established itself as a significant link between gravitation and quantum field theory. More »

Geneva to host ICMP 2021

29/07/2021 to 07/08/2021
Geneva - Switzerland

img_events_10 We are happy to announce that Geneva will be hosting the next International Congress of Mathematical Physics in 2021. The event is expected to attract around 800 participants from around the world. More »

SwissMAP Annual General Meeting

12/09/2021 to 15/09/2021
Les Diablerets - Switzerland

img_events_10 The next SwissMAP Annual General Meeting will take place in Les Diablerets from 12-15 September 2021. More information will be available nearer the date More »


Online Events

img_events_6Our events are now being held online

Dec 2020
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Strings, CFT & Integrability

Hosted by: ETH Zurich

01/12/2020 - Speaker: Xinan Zhou (Princeton)
Title: All holographic four-point correlators in maximally supersymmetric CFTs

08/12/2020 - Speaker: Fabrizio Nieri (DESY)
Title: ε-deformed W algebras: 4d N=2 gauge theories, 2d CFT and (bi)spectral duality

15/12/2020 - Speaker: Owen Gwilliam (Massachusetts, Amherst)
Title: Holomorphic field theories and factorization algebras

Talks in mathematical physics

Hosted by: ETH Zurich

03/12/2020 - Speaker: Yi-​Zhi Huang (Rutgers University)
Title: Representation theory of vertex operator algebras and orbifold conformal field theory

17/12/2020 - Speaker: Damien Calaque (Université de Montpellier)
Title: Moduli of quiver varieties and relative critical loci

Global Poisson Webinar series

Hosted by: University of Geneva

03/12/2020 - Speaker: Ioan Mărcuț (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen )
Title: TBA

10/12/2020 - Speaker: Lisa Jeffrey (University of Toronto)
Title: TBA




Improved DIQKD protocols with finite-size analysis

Ernest Y.-Z. Tan, Pavel Sekatski, Jean-Daniel Bancal, René Schwonnek, Renato Renner, Nicolas Sangouard, Charles C.-W. Lim

arXiv:2012.08714 More »


Stress-energy tensor correlators from the world-sheet

Hanno Bertle, Andrea Dei, Matthias R. Gaberdiel

arXiv:2012.08486 More »


Bootstrapping traceless symmetric O(N) scalars

Marten Reehorst, Maria Refinetti, Alessandro Vichi

arXiv:2012.08533 More »


Charged Eigenstate Thermalization, Euclidean Wormholes, and Global Symmetries in Quantum Gravity

Alexandre Belin, Jan de Boer, Pranjal Nayak, Julian Sonner

arXiv:2012.07875 More »


Interacting loop ensembles and Bose gases

Jürg Fröhlich, Antti Knowles, Benjamin Schlein, Vedran Sohinger

arXiv:2012.05110 More »


Holomorphic Anomalies, Fourfolds and Fluxes

Seung-Joo Lee, Wolfgang Lerche, Guglielmo Lockhart, Timo Weigand

arXiv:2012.00766 More »


Subcritical phase of d-dimensional Poisson-Boolean percolation and its vacant set

Hugo Duminil-Copin, Aran Raoufi, Vincent Tassion

Ann. H. Lebesgue 3 (2020), 677–700. 82B43 More »


Long monotone trails in random edge-labelings of random graphs

Omer Angel, Asaf Ferber, Benny Sudakov, Vincent Tassion

Combin. Probab. Comput. 29 (2020), no. 1, 22–30 More »


Bootstrapping Heisenberg Magnets and their Cubic Instability

Shai M. Chester, Walter Landry, Junyu Liu, David Poland, David Simmons-Duffin, Ning Su, Alessandro Vichi

arXiv:2011.14647 More »


Planar random-cluster model: scaling relations

Hugo Duminil-Copin, Ioan Manolescu

arXiv:2011.15090 More »


Peacock patterns and resurgence in complex Chern-Simons theory

Stavros Garoufalidis, Jie Gu, Marcos Marino

arXiv:2012.00062 More »


Critical prewetting in the 2d Ising model

Dmitry Ioffe, Sébastien Ott, Senya Shlosman, Yvan Velenik

arXiv:2011.11997 More »


Spinning S-matrix Bootstrap in 4d

Aditya Hebbar, Denis Karateev, Joao Penedones

arXiv:2011.11708 More »


Non-analyticity of the correlation length in systems with exponentially decaying interactions

Yacine Aoun, Dmitry Ioffe, Sébastien Ott, Yvan Velenik

arXiv:2011.09802 More »


Schrödinger Operators With Potentials Generated by Hyperbolic Transformations: I. Positivity of the Lyapunov Exponent

Artur Avila, David Damanik, Zhenghe Zhang

arXiv:2011.10146 More »


From Symmetric Product CFTs to AdS_3

Matthias R. Gaberdiel, Rajesh Gopakumar, Bob Knighton, Pronobesh Maity

arXiv:2011.10038 More »


Optimal universal programming of unitary gates

Yuxiang Yang, Renato Renner, Giulio Chiribella

Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 210501 More »


Fast semidefinite programming with feedforward neural networks

Tamás Kriváchy, Yu Cai, Joseph Bowles, Daniel Cavalcanti, Nicolas Brunner

arXiv:2011.05785 More »


Long-range models in 1D revisited

Hugo Duminil-Copin, Christophe Garban, Vincent Tassion

arXiv:2011.04642 More »


Long-range order for critical Book-Ising and Book-percolation

Hugo Duminil-Copin, Christophe Garban, Vincent Tassion

arXiv:2011.04644 More »